WhatsApp Group Privacy Settings with New Blacklist Option

WhatsApp introduced group privacy settings earlier this year, offering users control over who can add them to group conversations. This prevents users from adding them to random groups, creating a nuisance, and re-adding them once they leave. The messaging giant today introduces a minor change to this feature that does make a lot of sense. […]

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Xiaomi to Launch More Than 10 5G Smartphones in 2020

Chinese smartphone vendor, Xiaomi, has announced it will launch more than 10 5G smartphones next year. According to a report out of China, the announcement was made recently by the company’s co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun, who no doubt wants the company to be at the forefront of the cutting edge of telecom technology. It’s […]

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Google Has a New Tool for Checking the Pollution Levels of Cities

Google has developed a new tool that provides environmental insights on select urban cities. This includes access to information like building emissions, transportation emissions, and rooftop solar potential. Dubbed Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), the tool is developed in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCOM). The best part of the […]

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Latest WhatsApp Beta Hints at Dark Mode Improvements, Disappearing Messages

The latest update to WhatsApp beta on Android contains some hidden details about the much-awaited Dark Mode that has been in the works for what seems like an eternity. According to WABetaInfo, the update, which has just started rolling out on the Play Store, bumps up the version number to 2.19.298. The main change in […]

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Amazon Pay Users in India Can Now Pay Utility Bills Via Alexa Voice Commands

After launching Amazon Pay UPI for Android users back in February, the US retail giant has now announced Alexa integration with the new functionality. According to the company, users will now be able to pay their utility bills, such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband, DTH and more, via Amazon Pay just by […]

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Ericsson Ready to Make 5G Radios in India: Says Senior Executive

Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer, Ericsson, is ready to manufacture 5G radios in India, a top company official said on Monday. “Ericsson has been in India for over 115 years and our commitment to this market has only grown over the years”, Nunzio Mirtillo, Ericsson’s Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, said […]

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Instagram Might be Adding Direct Messages to Its Web Interface

Instagram’s mobile app might be getting continuous updates, what with the addition of a dark mode, and the new Restrict accounts option, but the web interface for the photo-sharing platform has always lagged behind, feature-wise. Well, it looks like Instagram might be rectifying at least one aspect of its web interface with the addition of […]

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Twitter Says Phone Numbers Provided for Security Accidentally Used for Ad Purposes

In yet another breach of user privacy by a large social media network, Twitter admitted on Tuesday that a number of users’ emails and phone numbers may have been misused by the company and “inadvertently” used for ad purposes. The issue, according to a blogpost by Twitter, cropped up because the company’s algorithms “may have” […]

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